I have some exciting news I have been busting to share for months, but couldn’t until all the lose ends were tied up. Long story short, I have been asked to be a contributing writer for the Taipei chapter of a startup travel app called Travelog! It’s a free app and website which produces unique travel guides about Asia’s biggest cities like Beijing, Bangkok, Seoul, Tokyo, and now, Taipei! The coolest thing is that in each city, they’ve asked locally-based bloggers (oh hello!) to share their insights and experiences to make a more authentic type of city guide.
I can’t even believe it still…
Well, let’s get to it- here is my first article:
And look! I even have my own writer profile! How sweet! ❤
(The unintended placement of the”What’s Hot” drop down menu above my picture is very flattering indeed haha!)
Let me know what you think! I really put my little heart into it. Probably too much as I eagerly wrote extremely detailed descriptions which had to be slivered down because unfortunately it was over the word count (word counts and me have never been friends).
Excitingly, I realise more and more this is exactly the line of work I want to get into. Although it took a ridiculous amount of time for me to research, write and edit the articles, it never felt like “work”. Rather, it felt thrilling to wade through the ideas in my head and try to formulate them into cohesive and engaging descriptions. My editor is super nice and encouraged me from the beginning to write in “my voice”, so hopefully that remained in tact throughout!
I was so excited, humbled and flabbergasted to be asked to help create the Taipei chapter. Me? Really? To be honest, I didn’t quite believe it was all real until I saw my works published on the site/app the other day.
Right now far only three are up, and another three are scheduled to be up soon. I’ll post the other articles in the coming days (or if you’d like to check them out now they’re listed on on my writer’s profile above).
But you know what is the most amazing thing of all? That this opportunity wouldn’t have ever eventuated without this little blog, and of course I couldn’t do this blog without you all supporting and reading it. So thank you again! Internet hug 🙂
PS. The main picture is from my stay at the 8 Elephants Hostel (the last hostel I feature in my article). I chose to stay there when I first came to Taiwan. It was honestly such a beautiful experience staying there, and I remember my time there so fondly. It was obviously Christmas time then and they threw a fun party to celebrate. I can’t believe that was nearly two years ago to the day!